Find a Protective Order Designate (POD)
A Protection Order Designate (POD) is a person specially trained to help people apply for Protection Orders (see below).
What is a Protection Order?
A Protection Order is a court order, granted on an urgent basis, forbidding the respondent from having contact with the applicant. These orders are granted by a Judicial Justice of the Peace (JJP) and can contain all or some of the specific conditions listed below:
- The respondent may not communicate with you or contact you directly or indirectly.
- The respondent may not come near any place that your a specified person happen to be or regularly attend, such as your home, job, school, or place of worship.
- The respondent may not follow you or any specified person.
- The respondent must turn over any weapons to the police, and the police can search for and seize weapons.
- The respondent must give you temporary possession of your necessary personal belongings.
- You may have the help of a police officer to get your personal belongings.
- You may have the help of a police officer to remove the respondent from your home.
Who can apply for a Protection Order?
You can apply for a Protection Order if someone has stalked you or subjected you to domestic violence and there is reason to believe that the behaviour will continue. You do not have to wait until you have actually been injured to seek help. As the applicant, you must explain to a JJP why you need the order and give facts, times, dates and locations of incidents that show why you urgently need protection. If your application is based on domestic violence, you must also show that:
- you are currently living with or dating the respondent or have done so in the past; or
- you have a child or children with the respondent; or you and the respondent are family members.
For more information, please read this pdf about Protection Orders from the Government of Manitoba.
To access Victim Services from the Government of Manitoba click here.
If you are a POD who is not listed on this page and would like to be included in our listings, please contact us.
Brandon Friendship Centre
836 Lorne Avenue
Brandon, MB R7A 0T8
The Women’s Resource Centre
731 Princess Avenue
Brandon, MB R7A 0P4
The Parkland Crisis Centre
Women’s Resource Centre
60 Hapnot Street
Flin Flon, MB R8A 1L6
Portage la Prairie
The Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre
P.O. Box 1541
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3P1
Nova House Inc.
P.O. Box 337
Selkirk, MB R1A 2B3
Eastman Crisis Centre (Agape House)
P.O. Box 3130
Steinbach, MB R5G 1P5
Swan Valley Crisis Centre
P.O. Box 2354
Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0
The Pas Committee for Women in Crisis (Aurora House)
The Pas, MB
Telephone: 204-623-5497 (Crisis Line)
Telephone: 204-623-7427 (Office)
M.A.P.S. (Men Are Part of the Solution)
Unit # 5 – 103 Cree Road
Thompson, MB R8N 0B9
Telephone: 204-778-6040 (Main Office)
Telephone: 204-677-3831 (Phoenix House)
Thompson Crisis Centre
Thompson, MB R8N 1P1
A Woman’s Place – “Domestic Violence Support and Legal Services”
Suite 200 – 323 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R1N 0X4
Winnipeg – Various Locations
204-784-4070 (Evolve Domestic Abuse Program)
204-786-8631 (Sexual Assault Crisis Program)
Admin Fax: 204-722-7998
Nor-West Co-op Community Health
785 Keewatin Street
Winnipeg, MB R2X 3B9
North Point Douglas Women’s Centre
221 Austin Street N
Winnipeg, MB R2W 3M8
Pluri-elles (Manitoba) Inc. (French)
Telephone: 204-233-1735 ext. 208
Rainbow Resource Centre
170 Scott Street
Winnipeg, MB R3L 0L3
Telephone: 204-474-0212 ext. 207
The Refuge – Riverwood Church Community
325 Talbot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2L 0P9
Telephone: 204-668-3181 ext. 220
The Salvation Army Correctional & Justice Services
2nd Floor – 324 Logan Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0L5
Telephone: 204-615-0311 (Crisis Line)